Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: October 20, 2019

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20Oct2019

The fall temperatures may be dropping, but the Royal Caribbean news from this week is as hot as ever, and we have it all summarized for you in this week's round up!

Sit back, and catch-up on all of the Royal Caribbean news and happenings form this week.

Royal Caribbean announced this week Grandeur of the Seas will leave the fleet in spring 2021.

When Grandeur leaves the fleet, she will be transferred to sister company Pullmantur Cruises. 

Grandeur of the Seas’ final sailing with Royal Caribbean will take place on March 26th, 2021. Thereafter, she will transition to Pullmantur. Enchantment of the Seas, will return to Baltimore to replace Grandeur in spring of 2021.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

There are plenty of tips and tricks shared all across RoyalCaribbeanBlog, but this week, Matt talks about the things he does not recommend to do on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

In this week's Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast, Matt lists the big missteps one can make while on a cruise.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: Top things the pros wish they knew before taking a cruise!

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Top things the pros wish they knew before taking a cruise! — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Cruise.blog reported on a passengers that has been banned for life from Royal Caribbean for taking a dangerous selfie.

Cruise Hive listed 27 things to do on Harmony of the Seas.

Geek Mom shared 10 things she learned about Royal Caribbean.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: October 13, 2019

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13Oct2019

We hope everyone reading this is having a wonderful Sunday and enjoying some time this weekend with friends, family and some good food too.  There was a lot of Royal Caribbean news this week, and we have summarized all up into one easy-to-read blog post for your convenience!

Royal Caribbean revealed its fifth Oasis Class ship will be named Wonder of the Seas and it will sail from Shanghai, China.

Under construction in Saint-Nazaire, France, Wonder of the Seas will be the next ship in Royal Caribbean's lineup of innovative ships.  She will debut in 2021 as the world's largest cruise ship and the first of the renowned Oasis Class to sail the Asia Pacific.

More information on Wonder’s itineraries and brand-new adventures will be announced soon. 

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Helping friends take a Royal Caribbean cruise is always a great pleasue, and on this week's podcast, Sheri and her family just went on Harmony of the Seas for their first Oasis Class experience.

Sheri shares what her first Royal Caribbean cruise in quite a few years was like on this week’s episode. 

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it

New RCB Video: Why you NEVER want to buy a drink package on a Royal Caribbean ship

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Why you NEVER want to buy a drink package on a Royal Caribbean ship — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

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Cruise Tips TV shared a video if the Thrill Waterpark Cabana is worth it.

Eyewitness News reported that Royal Caribbean crew, staff and volunteers have served almost 600,000 meals for the people of Grand Bahama.

HospitalityNet wrote about how Royal Caribbean pricing tactics are utilizing AI.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: October 6, 2019

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06Oct2019

Happy Sunday! It has been a busy week of Royal Caribbean news, and we have it all summarized for you in this round up.

Earlier this week, Royal Caribbean revealed when some of its 2021-2022 itineraries will go on sale.

The opening schedule for the May 2021 - April 2022 deployment was revealed, which begins later this month with Alaska and Hawaii sailings.

Deployment schedules gives consumers an idea of when to expect particular cruise schedules to become available to start looking at future cruises.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 322nd episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt talks with Ken Jarvis about what it means to reach Pinnacle Status.

Ken recently reached the highest level of Crown and Anchor Society, and this week, he shares how he leveled up to Pinnacle, and what becoming a Pinnacle member means to him.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: 9 Ways To Get Kicked Off a Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship!

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — 9 Ways To Get Kicked Off a Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship! — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

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Cruise Tips TV created a video about how to pack for a Royal Caribbean cruise.

Cruise Ind released a tour of Empress of the Seas.

J's Dream Travel lists dumb reasons not to go on a cruise.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: September 29, 2019

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29Sep2019

Happy weekend! We have a look back at all the Royal Caribbean news from this week to share with all of you.

Royal Caribbean revealed what changes are coming to Explorer of the Seas next year as part of its $110 million amplificaiton.

The bow to stern refurbishment will prepare Explorer of the Seas for a summer 2020 season in the Mediterranean and include a number of big changes, including The Perfect Storm racer waterslides, Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen, a fresh twist on a guest-favorite; a redesigned, resort-style poolscape with signature poolside bar The Lime & Coconut; and transformed kids and teens spaces. 

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 321st episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt and Brandon talk about their recent cruise on Mariner of the Seas.

The guys went on Mariner of the Seas to attend a wedding at sea, including a ceremony at Perfect Day at CocoCay. Brandon and Matt discuss what a wedding on Royal Caribbean is like, and how it all went.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: Mistakes to avoid on the first day of your cruise

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Mistakes to avoid on the first day of your cruise — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

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AdWeek wrote about Royal Caribbean's new audio-only television commercials.

Halee with a Flair listed the reasons why you need a Perfect Day at CocoCay.

WJXT produced an original documentary on the Hurricane Dorian destruction in The Bahamas, including how Royal Caribbean helped.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: September 15, 2019

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15Sep2019

Thank you for joining us for this a look at all the Royal Caribbean news from this week. We had plenty to share, so let us jump right in!

Royal Caribbean released the first set of sailings for Odyssey of the Seas this week, which will begin in November 2020.

Odyssey of the Seas will sail from Port Everglades, Florida upon her arrival in North America.  Odyssey of the Seas will then offer 8- and 6-night Caribbean cruises, which include visits to Perfect Day at CocoCay. Odyssey of the Seas will be the first Quantum Ultra Class ship to call on Aruba and Curacao as part of its 8-night itineraries. 

In summer 2021, she will head over to Europe.

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 319th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt quantifies what exactly being on a cruise means and the feelings that being on a cruise evokes.

Coming back from a Royal Caribbean cruise, the transition back to "civilian life" isn't easy, and often we think back about how much we enjoy being back on the cruise. 

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: What to know before booking the cheapest room on a cruise

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — What to know before booking the cheapest room on a cruise — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Medium interviewed Royal Caribbean's SVP of Digital about Royal Caribbean's digital transformation.

Cruise Fever shared when cruises are the cheapest by cruise line.

B&T Magazine reported Royal Caribbean Australia has picked a new strategic PR firm.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: September 8, 2019

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08Sep2019

Happy weekend! It has been a busy week of Royal Caribbean news and events, and we have a look back at everything that happened this week.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, this week was dominated by the work Royal Caribbean did to help the people of The Bahamas recover as quickly as possible.

Across many of its cruise ships, Royal Caribbean engaged in an ambitious plan to delivery tens of thousands of meals to people across Grand Bahama Island.

Cruise ships in the area made unscheduled stops in Freeport to deliver meals and supplies to aid agencies so that they could be distributed to people in need.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 318th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt reflects on how a hurricane disrupted his cruise vacation plans.

Cruising in hurricane season comes with its shares of risks, but for the first time a hurricane interrupted Matt's plans and this week's episode is about sharing lessons learned.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: How much does it cost to go on a Royal Caribbean cruise?

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — How much does it cost to go on a Royal Caribbean cruise? — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

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Orlando Sentinel shared the story of a Bahamian Royal Caribbean worker that was reunited with her family after the hurricane.

News4Jax reported on the work Royal Caribbean is doing to sends thousands of meals, supplies to the Bahamas.

Fox 35 reported on Royal Caribbean's work to transport 261 evacuees from Freeport.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 25, 2019

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25Aug2019

Thanks for joining us for another weekly look at all of the Royal Caribbean news from this week.  The late-summer heat is still on, and we have plenty of Royal Caribbean news to share from this week.

Royal Caribbean revealed its amplification plans for Freedom fo the Seas in spring 2020.

Royal Caribbean will add the Perfect Storm duo of waterslides, a redesigned Adventure Ocean, a Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade and a reimagined pool deck that will feature Splashaway Bay, El Loco Fresh and The Lime & Coconut.

Beginning March 8, 2020, the reimagined Freedom will sail year-round, 7-night Southern Caribbean itineraries from San Juan, Puerto Rico and will include stops in St. Lucia, Antigua and the ABC Islands – Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 316th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt shares the tips he uses on every cruise he takes.

There are plenty of tips, tricks and advice out there when it comes to cruising.  This week, Matt shares the tips he uses on every sailing.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: 5 myths people use to avoid trying Royal Caribbean

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — 5 myths people use to avoid trying Royal Caribbean — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Kingdom Cuisine shared the basics of dining on Royal Caribbean.

Cruise Critic wrote about their recent Gradeur of the Seas sailing.

Cruise Buzz listed 75 things to know about Harmony of the Seas.

Cruise Hive shared 15 impressive things about Symphony of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 18, 2019

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18Aug2019

Welcome to this week's edition of the Royal Caribbean post round-up, where we summarize all of the Royal Caribbean news and information from this week into one handy-dandy post! There is plenty of great content to enjoy, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's round-up!

Royal Caribbean revealed this week plans to add late night and two call visits to Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Beginning September 30, 2019, Royal Caribbean will offer 4-night itineraries to the private island destination across nearly 40 sailings. 

The new itineraries are available to guests on select Navigator and Mariner of the Seas sailings.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 315th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt offers an introduction to travel insurance.

You may have heard about travel insurance, but were unsure where to start or what it really covers. This week, Matt talks about the basics when it comes to travel insurance and what you need to know before purchasing a plan.

Please subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! 

New RCB Video: Royal Caribbean Drink Package Review

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — How to get free drinks on a Royal Caribbean cruise — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

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The Points Guy offers a guide to using cruise ship Wi-Fi.

Miami Herald reported on a man who went overboard on Symphony of the Seas.

The Mirror shared the experience of the man from Ireland who landed a dream job working for Royal Caribbean.

Cruise and Ferry wrote about ACS Productions work on Royal Caribbean's Oasis Class ships.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 11, 2019

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11Aug2019

Happy Sunday! We hope you are having a great weekend! Now it is time to sit back, relax, and catch up on all the Royal Caribbean news from the week!

Royal Caribbean altered its Thrill Waterpark policy this week by lowering the unaccompanied guest age to 14 years old.

Previously, unaccomapnied guests needed to be 18 years old, but effective August 3, the cruise line's policy has shifted.

This new rule change allows for adults to forgo purchasing water park admission in situations where teenagers want to enjoy thrills on their own.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 314th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Matt discusses the differences between Royal Caribbean's ship classes.

Royal Caribbean categorizes its cruise ships based on a variety of characteristics, and on this episode, Matt talks about what makes each class different and what makes each class stand out.

Please subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! 

New RCB Video: Royal Caribbean Drink Package Review

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Royal Caribbean Drink Package Review — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Food Network listed the best food on every major cruise line.

Travel Weekly debunked the viral video of a crew member waving at a couple who missed the ship.

One Good Dad wrote about how he took his kids on a Royal Caribbean cruise for self-care.

Cruise Fever reported that Norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships are at an 18 year low.

Drunk on Disney Podcast recorded a podcast about their recent Oasis of the Seas cruise.

Royal Caribbean Post Round-Up: August 4, 2019

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04Aug2019

Can you believe August is already here? It is the middle of Summer and there is a lot of Royal Caribbean news to catch up from during this week.

The big Royal Caribbean news this week was the announcement of new Empress of the Seas sailings from Bayonne, New Jersey and Montreal, Canada in 2020-2021.

Empress will offer guests the opportunity to see "the seaside lights and historic sights" of Canada and New England with more to see from Montreal to Newport. In addition, she will offer longer stays in Bermuda with overnight stays in St. George’s Island and Hamilton. Plus 6, 7 and 8 night Caribbean itineraries from Miami.

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Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

The 313th episode of the Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast is now available, where Sheri joins Matt to share how to shop for a cruise at a dollar store.

In this episode, Sheri talks about the sort of things you can buy at a dollar store to prepare for a cruise and save money at the same time.

Please feel free to subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and head over to rate and review the podcast on iTunes if you can! We’d appreciate it.

New RCB Video: Worst Royal Caribbean advice you will get

Have you subscribed to the Royal Caribbean Blog YouTube Channel? We share some great videos there regularly, all about taking a Royal Caribbean cruise! This week, we are sharing our latest video — Worst Royal Caribbean advice you will get — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Royal Caribbean Around the Internet

Cosmopolitan wrote how a Royal Caribbean cruise turned into their favorite vacation.

Cayman27 shared details on a proposed dock in Grand Cayman.

Hello Fashion listed five reasons to cruise with Royal Caribbean.

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